Russia to Hold Drills in the Mediterranean

September 24, 2015 7:52 AM

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MOSCOW — The Russian defense ministry says a guided missile cruiser will be involved in drills in the eastern Mediterranean — which could be near the Syrian coast.

Russia recently has ferried weapons, troops and supplies to an airport near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia in what the U.S. sees as preparations for setting up an air base there.

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